Government mulling off-campus avenue to allow students get degrees

Posted By: PTI

Institutes to provide degrees to students

New Delhi, 6 June: With some key bills on higher education stuck in Parliament, the government is exploring the possibility of declaring some institutes as off-campuses of statutory institutions to enable students get their degrees.

The government is in the process of declaring School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Bhopal and SPA, Vijayawada as off campuses of SPA, Delhi, which is deemed to be a university.

The measure will help students who have started passing out from the two SPA institutes get their degrees as failure to pass an enabling legislation governing these institutes had left the students stare at an uncertain future, said officials in the HRD Ministry.

Worst affected is IIIT D&M Kancheepuram as inability of the previous government to pass a necessary legislation had affected thousands of students, they said.

The government had to go for the ordinance route keeping the future of 7,000 students in mind. As of now, some 700 students belonging to the three institutes are still affected due to the non-passage of legislations, they said.

The officials said while reviewing the progress of Higher Education Department, HRD Minister Smriti Irani expressed concern over large number of students from SPA Bhopal, SPA Vijayawada and IIIT D&M Kancheepuram not being able to get their degrees.

The bills in this regard, which are ready, could be passed during the ongoing session of Parliament, they said. The UPA government had blamed the BJP-led opposition for the non-passage of the bills due to repeated adjournment of Parliament.

PTI

Stay tuned with Careerindia on: Entrance Exams, Admissions, News, Value Read, Online Courses, Educarewiz

For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

    JOIN US ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

    Thousands of Careerindia readers receive our evening newsletter.
    Have you subscribed?

    For great career opportunity, get instant updates on Education, Career & Job
    Careerindia

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Careerindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Careerindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more